Sunday Sharing from the Silos

It’s the weekend, which provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy some relaxation. Currently, we’re in Chicago, paying a visit to our youngest son and his family.

Earlier in the week, we were in Texas, spending time with our eldest son and his family. During that trip, I also took a few days to attend the Achieve Blogging Conference in Waco.

Have you ever had the chance to explore Waco, the hometown of Chip and Joanna Gaines and the renowned Magnolia Market? If not, I highly recommend adding it to your bucket list. This charming little town is steeped in history and boasts delightful homes, making it a must-visit destination.

An image of the silos at Magnolia farms in Waco, Texas

During our visit to Austin to see our son, we had the joy of spending time with our adorable granddaughters, Gabby and Lulu, aged 2 and 6 months. Gabby developed a fondness for my curlers, and playing with her was an absolute delight.

A little girl with velcro rollers in her hair.

I also made a point to revisit my favorite oak tree and collected some giant acorns.

This is called a Bur Oak Tree, and they are indigenous to Texas.

The bur oak, often referred to as the prairie oak (Quercus macrocarpa), is distinguished by its enormous leaves and massive acorns.

Bur Oak Acorn  on the tree

Do you recall what happened last year when I brought them home and left the bag outside, only for the squirrels to feast on them?

I was quite disheartened by the outcome. Rest assured, I’m taking extra precautions this year, and those acorns won’t fall victim to the squirrels again. I’ve already discovered the most charming Christmas decoration idea using them.

Achieve Conference

It is always great to reconnect with my blogging friends in person. We get together once or twice a year and learn what is new in the blogging world.

We always come home with so much knowledge and information that it makes our heads spin.

And I also love making new friends! Do you recognize my new friend Jill? She has lots of tips and tricks for organizing and cleaning! Be sure to pop over to Instagram to pay her a visit @jillcomesclean.

four girls at a blogging conference,
Two blonde women at a conference

Did you know my friend KariAnne @thistlewoodfarm just wrote a new book?

10 Minute decorating ideas! Seriously, it is the cutest book and in my favorite colors.

You must get your copy today before she sells out.

KariAnne and Wendy in front of her new book sign,

What Happened This Past Week

I love to shop at Pottery Barn and always leave feeling very inspired. Check out this pillow I painted after seeing a pretty pumpkin pillow they had on display.

How to Paint a Pumpkin Pillow


Let me Show you How to Style a Beautiful Fall Tablescape

Place setting at a fall harvest table. A cream-colored charger plate with a green dinner plate and a pumkin design on the salad plate. Amber glasses and gold silverware accent the table nicely.

How to make a DIY Rope Cornucopia for Thanksgiving

DIY Rope cornucopia filled with pumpkins as a Thanksgiving Centerpiece.

Things that have inspired me this week

One of the best parts of being a blogger is reading others’ blogs. I am always so inspired by what I see. Here are a few of my favorites from this week.

Nothing says fall more than mums and pumpkins, and together, they can create a beautiful arrangement

And wait until you see this beautiful foraged oak leaf wreath from my friend Rachel.

Or this pretty pinecone wreath from Kim at Perfecting Places.

And you know how much I love blue and white, and this pumpkin garland is so cute and just my style.


What I bought last week

Did you see the darling Halloween tablescape I created last week?

Halloween table with personalized DIY favors. Lampshades hanging over the table with lots of white candles, pumpkins, and other decor.

Here are several of the items I used. Starting with these fun placemats and this black glass pumpkin.

And these battery operated wax taper candles are my favorite.

I ordered two sets of these fun Halloween plates. They will be the perfect touch for my festive table.

Set of four Halloween salad plates with candles, bottles, and crows.
Halloween Salad Plates

I also purchased this adorable swan last week to add to my bird collection.

And these pomegranates look so real! They are such high quality for faux fruit.

Amazon fall finds

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. My goodness, you have been so busy Wendy! Your granddaughters are the cutest! I am loving the hair curlers, they will treasure their time spent with you when they grow older. I cannot wait to see what you come up with for those fabulous acorns! I am curious, what do you like most about the silos? BTW, your pillow is stunning, and looks like something right out of a high end shop! Have a wonderful week my friend.

    1. Hi Cara, it feels so good to be home again, even though I miss those sweet little ones.
      The Shops are beautiful at the Silos as well as the general atmosphere. They have excellent food trucks that you
      can eat at a lovely grass area to relax and enjoy.
      I also enjoy a shop around the corner called the Findery. Now, I fell under the gun to get Christmas going.
      How are you doing? Are you enjoying the cooler weather? I sure am.

  2. It sounds like you had a lovely time at Achieve and doing a little shopping too. I cannot wait for you to call me and tell me all about it. I cannot believe the size of those acorns. I have never seen them before. I have to admit the best photos on your post were of the grand littles. Oh my word, they are adorable.

    1. Thank you, Tammy, I am finally home. Felt like I was gone for a long time. I sure miss those little ones, but I am thrilled to be home.

  3. Your grands are so cute! Looking forward to your Christmas project with those foraged acorns! Thanks so much for sharing my mum pumpkin planter! Safe travels, friend!!

    1. Thank you, Kim. I sure had a great time with the girls. I cannot wait to share my Christmas project with you. I have been baking those acorns to kill the bugs, LOL they made it all the way home.

  4. Wendy, it sounds like you had a wonderful trip!
    Your granddaughters are adorable!
    Love KariAnnes’ new book, she is the sweetest.
    Your Halloween table is fabulous! I love your creativity.
    Have a wonderful week~

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I had a great trip, but I am ready to go home. A few more days in Chicago and I will be on my way.

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